60 days in Kentucky Itinerary

60 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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60 days in Kentucky Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  23​h 30​min
1
Louisville
— 12 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Paducah
— 8 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Cave City
— 8 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Corbin
— 9 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Lexington
— 11 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
6
Newport
— 9 nights
Drive + Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Brisbane

12
nights
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Louisville Zoo and Renaissance Fun Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Louisville: Radcliff (Boundary Oak Distillery, Kentucky September 11th Memorial, & more), Jim Beam American Stillhouse (in Clermont) and Owensboro (Reid's Orchard & Smothers Park). There's much more to do: Head underground at Louisville Mega Cavern, see the interesting displays at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, make a splash at Kentucky Kingdom, and try your luck at Churchill Downs.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Louisville visit planner .

Brisbane, Australia to Louisville is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -15 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Brisbane in August, with highs in Louisville at 35°C and lows at 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to Paducah.

Things to do in Louisville

Breweries & Distilleries Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trips

Radcliff, Bardstown, Owensboro, Kentucky Artisan Distillery, Maker's Mark
Highlights from your plan
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory ©
Louisville Zoo ©
Louisville Zoo
Kentucky Kingdom ©
Kentucky Kingdom

8
nights
Paducah

Paducah ©
Paducah is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of McCracken County, Kentucky, United States. Kids will appreciate attractions like Venture River Water Park and Tie Breaker Family Aquatic Center. Explore Paducah's surroundings by going to Jefferson Davis Memorial Kentucky State Park (in Fairview), Kentucky Lake (in Gilbertsville) and Hopkinsville (Griffin's Studio, Casey Jones Distillery, & more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at The National Quilt Museum, steep yourself in history at William Clark Market House Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, and don't miss a visit to Floodwall Murals.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Paducah travel website .

Getting from Louisville to Paducah by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Louisville to Paducah. In August in Paducah, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Cave City.

Things to do in Paducah

Parks Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Hopkinsville, Gilbertsville, Jefferson Davis Memorial Kentucky State Park, Land Between the Lakes NRA, Golden Pond Visitor Center & Planetarium, Adsmore House & Gardens
Highlights from your plan

8
nights
Cave City

Cave City ©
Originally intended as a resort city to serve the Mammoth Cave attraction, Cave City has taken on a life of its own.
Attractions like Fat Man's Misery and Dinosaur World make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park (in Hodgenville), Cub Run Cave (in Cub Run) and Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum (in Elizabethtown). There's still lots to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave National Park, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Cave City trip planner .

Traveling by car from Paducah to Cave City takes 3 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Corbin.

Things to do in Cave City

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Bowling Green, Mammoth Cave National Park, Horse Cave, Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum, Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave
Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo ©
Lost River Cave ©
Lost River Cave

9
nights
Corbin

Corbin ©
Corbin is a home rule-class city in Whitley and Knox counties in the southeastern portion of the U.S. Get out of town with these interesting Corbin side-trips: Cumberland Gap National Historical Park (in Middlesboro), Stearns (Blue Heron Interpretive Center & McCreary County Museum) and Cumberland Point Recreational Area (in Nancy). Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Cumberland Falls State Resort Park, don't miss a visit to Hurricane Creek Mine Disaster Memorial, make a splash at SomerSplash Waterpark, and take an in-depth tour of Harland Sanders Cafe and Museum.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Corbin trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Cave City to Corbin takes 2.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cave City to Corbin due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Corbin are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lexington.

Things to do in Corbin

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Somerset, Stearns, Whitesburg, Monticello, Cumberland Point Recreational Area
Highlights from your plan
Cumberland Falls State Resort Park ©
Cumberland Falls State Resort Park
SomerSplash Waterpark ©
SomerSplash Waterpark
Cumberland Gap National Historical Park ©

11
nights
Lexington

Lexington ©
Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Aviation Museum of Kentucky and Malibu Jack's Lexington. Venture out of the city with trips to Claiborne Farm (in Paris), Paradise Cove Aquatic Center (in Richmond) and Berea (Berea Pinnacles & Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea). The adventure continues: catch the contagious excitement of Keeneland, get engrossed in the history at Mary Todd Lincoln House, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and experience rural life at Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm.

To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Lexington online visit planner .

Traveling by car from Corbin to Lexington takes 2 hours. In September in Lexington, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can take a bus to Newport.

Things to do in Lexington

Parks Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Frankfort, Midway, Georgetown, Berea, Slade
Highlights from your plan
Kentucky Horse Park ©
Kentucky Horse Park
Salato Wildlife Education Center ©
Salato Wildlife Education Center
Malibu Jack's Lexington ©
Malibu Jack's Lexington

9
nights
Newport

Newport
Newport is a home rule-class city at the confluence of the Ohio and Licking rivers in Campbell County, Kentucky, in the United States. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Newport Aquarium and Big Bone Lick State Historic Site. Venture out of the city with trips to Williamstown (William Arnold Log House & Ark Encounter), O'Neil Landing (in Augusta) and Maysville (The Old Pogue Distillery, EAT Gallery, & more). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Creation Museum, get outside with EarthJOY Tree Adventures, make a trip to Roebling Murals on the Floodwalls of Covington, KY, and snap pictures at Newport Southbank Bridge a.k.a. Purple People Bridge.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Newport trip planning tool .

Traveling by bus from Lexington to Newport takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daytime highs in Newport are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Newport

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Covington, Maysville, Williamstown, Florence, Sparta
Highlights from your plan
Ark Encounter
Ark Encounter
Newport Aquarium ©
Newport Aquarium
Dart Rush - Cincinnati ©
Dart Rush - Cincinnati

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